Project Management Basics

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Do you manage projects, or want to enter a new project management role? This online course is ideally suited for anyone looking to better manage their projects for work, including junior project managers, business owners, or those looking to start out in project management.

In 14 engaging lessons, you will learn how to effectively manage projects from start to finish through a range of topics including project initiation and closeout, scope, schedule and resource planning, project execution and control plus more.


  • Learn to manage your projects more effectively.
  • Get a better understanding of project management principles.
  • Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2021.
  • Use this as a stepping stone to embark on a project management career.
  • Earn 7.5 PDUs or contact hours toward your Project Management education for certification with PMI.

If you already have some experience with project management or you’re looking for something more in-depth, try our courses on Project Management Framework, Project Teams and Stakeholders, Project Planning, or Project Performance and Delivery. And if you’re preparing for the PMP® Exam, consider PMP® Certification Training.

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course-related inquiries.

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Skill level: Beginner
Certificate: Yes
Lessons: 14
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Versions supported: PMBOK 7th Edition
Video duration: 1h 11m
Estimated study time: 7h 30m for all materials

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Project Leader

The Project Leader is responsible for ensuring the project team executes the project. 



The Project Stakeholders' support is essential for project success. Project Stakeholders set the goals for the project and will ultimately determine whether the project is considered a success or failure. 


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Project Phases

Projects are often organized into phases.  Phases provide structure and logic to the project and aid the project team and management to track progress.


Project Boundaries

Learn how to quickly identify project boundaries using the W questions.


Project Deliverables

Learn how to identify project tasks and activities using the deliverables deployment technique.


Milestone Schedule

Understand when and how to use a milestone schedule on a project.  Learn how to create a milestone schedule.


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Gantt Chart

Understand when and how to use a Gantt chart on a project. Learn how to create a Gantt chart.


Project Budget

Understand what is normally shown in a project budget.  Learn how to create a time-phased project budget.


Positive and Negative Risk

Understand the difference between positive and negative risk. Learn the major steps of project risk management. 


Team Building

Project Team Building is a process that the Project Core Team normally goes through to improve team coordination and decision making.


Communication Management

Project Communication Management is a very broad term that refers to all of the communication activities associated with the project. Communication is a key attribute of project management.


Project Dashboards

Learn how to create and use a project dashboard to communicate project status with both management and your project team.


Management Meetings

Project Management Reviews are the formal documented meetings held periodically between senior management and the project team. 


Stakeholder Acceptance

Understand how to gain stakeholder acceptance during project closeout and learn how to create and use a Punch List.

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